The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) is the official scientific journal of the International Society for Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). IJBM seeks to present the best theoretically-driven, evidence-based work in the field of behavioral medicine from around the globe.

  • Explores interactions among psychological, biobehavioral, social, and cultural factors in physical health and illness, and the translation of that research to practice and policy
  • Covers biobehavioral mechanisms; clinical studies on diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation; and more 
  • Official publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM)

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Michael A. Hoyt
Managing Editor
  • Keli Ballinger
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

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2.229 (2020)
Impact factor
3.017 (2020)
Five year impact factor
43 days
Submission to first decision
223 days
Submission to acceptance
231,512 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1532-7558
Print ISSN
1070-5503
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